House minority leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that the release of four Americans being held in Iran should not be part of a deal with the Islamic Republic.
"Do you think the four American hostages being held in Iran should be released as a precondition to any deal made about Iran?" asked a reporter at a briefing.
"No," Pelosi answered quickly. "It would have been good, but it's just—no. This is a nuclear deal." Watch the video below:
President Obama was asked about these four Americans in his press conference yesterday, as well.
Among the four Americans being held is a journalist for the Washington Post, Jason Rezaian, and a Christian pastor, Saeed Abedini. Additionally, former Marine Amir Hekmati has been detained since 2011 and Robert Levinson has been missing since 2007.
The United States Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and "misbehavior before the enemy." Bergdahl allegedly abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by Taliban-aligned forces for nearly five years before the Obama administration negotiated a deal with the Taliban forces.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi of California has announced her opposition to the 2015 omnibus spending bill. Congress is attempting to pass the bill to continue funding for the federal government, which runs out at 12 midnight Friday morning. Without passing this bill or a short-term continuing resolution, the government will necessarily shut down.
Hillary Clinton has made several trips to San Francisco in the past year, with all of them costing the city's police department more than $21,000 in extra expenses—including more than $10,000 for a single event with Nancy Pelosi.
Former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi picked Billy Joel over President Barack Obama.
"Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) opted to appear at a star-studded event honoring Billy Joel rather than meet with President Obama on Wednesday night to discuss his plans for executive action on immigration," the Hill reports.
Orange County, N.Y. Tucked away in the bedroom community of the Hudson Valley lies a late-breaking sleeper race between Democratic Rep. Sean Maloney and former Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth. The competition has received little national attention, with mostprognosticators giving Maloney a decidededge.
For years, it's been axiomatic among political observers that the GOP "brand" is damaged. There is certainly merit to this observation, though it is often bandied about in contexts where there's little to no evidence supporting that conclusion.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is giving away a signed copy of Hillary Clinton's latest memoir, Hard Choices. In an email sent out to the DCCC's list, Nancy Pelosi says the book will be given to someone who signs an e-card thanking Clinton for serving this nation.
President Obama sought the advice of three initial supporters of the Iraq war on the current situation in Iraq. According to a White House readout of the meeting, the president this afternoon met with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner, all of whom voted to authorize the Iraq war (except Pelosi, who supported intervening recently in Syria).